Jagdeo says Corbin could have called him on communiqué delays

Stabroek News
August 23, 2003

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President Bharrat Jagdeo is concerned about the way PNCR leader Robert Corbin raised his concerns about the implementation of the May 6 communiqué in a broadcast to the nation.

Corbin in a broadcast on Monday that was aired in Georgetown on HBTV Channel 9 expressed his concern about the status of implementation of the May 6 communiqué and the June 18 follow up agreement. Corbin recorded the address before he and President Jagdeo had met.

The two decided to have their representatives meet on Wednesday to review the status of implementation and explore ways of accelerating the process.

In an interview with the Government Information Agency, before his departure for India, President Jagdeo said that the manner in which Corbin had raised his concerns “says to the world - which they already believe about us - that we cannot sit down in a mature way and solve our problems as Guyanese.”

He added that instead of using the mechanism they had put in place for the resolution of differences, he chose to raise his concerns by way of broadcast to the nation. “All he had to do was to say to me during the several contacts we had over the telephone that I am concerned that things are not moving as fast as they should. I think we should have a meeting or urge our high representatives to meet”.

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